Deirdre Carey Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Houston, TX

Hoover Slovacek LLP
 | 5051 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-735-4196
Fax: 713-977-5395
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Deirdre Carey Brown is of counsel at Hoover Slovacek LLP, in Houston, Texas. Ms. Brown focuses her practice on bankruptcy, business and complex commercial litigation, serving clients, including individuals, banks, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies throughout the Houston region. She handles business, landlord-tenant and real estate disputes and has experience in construction litigation.

Ms. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Michigan State University and attained her law degree from Tulane University Law School. She is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas and is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 6th Circuits.

In addition to her law practice, Ms. Brown regularly lectures to groups and organizations on bankruptcy, commercial litigation and real estate topics. She has also authored articles for various newsletters and publications.

Ms. Brown is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, Texas Women Lawyers and the Hon. Arthur L. Moller-David B. Foltz American Inn of Court. She serves on the dispute resolution committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the community outreach committee of Commercial Real Estate Women Network.

In 2001, Ms. Brown was recognized for her contributions to the legal profession by the Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women, who awarded her the “young careerist of the year” award. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Bankruptcy (70%): Bankruptcy Law

Business Litigation (20%)

Business/Corporate (10%)

Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2012

Certificates and Credentials

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About Deirdre Brown

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://hooverslovacek.com/attorneys/deirdre-carey-brown/

Honors/Awards:

  • Young Careerist of the Year, Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women, 2001
  • Texas Rising Star, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights, Texas Review of Law and Politics, University of Texas at Austin Law Department, 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Houstonia Magazine, 2013
  • Top Bankruptcy Lawyers in Houston, Houstonia Magazine, 2013-2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 2005
  • Louisiana, 1999
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Moller/Foltz Inns of Court, Barrister
  • Texas Women Lawyers, Board Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern Districts of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Community Theater, where her credits include "A Few Good Men", “The Women”, “Mousetrap”, “Fifteen Minute Hamlet”, “Auntie Mame”, “Southern Hospitality,” and “Steel Magnolias”
  • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation, Houston Network, Board Member, 2013-2014; Member 2013 - Present
  • Friendswood City Councilmember, Pos. No. 6, 2010-2013
  • Friendswood Community Economic Development Committee, Former Chair, 2006
  • Friendswood Chamber of Commerce
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Problems in the Code: Official Equity Committees in Chapter 11 Cases, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, November, 2017
  • Author/Speaker, Proper Objections to Discovery Requests under the Federal Rules, Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench Bar, 2014
  • Author, On the Importance of Retaining Original Signed Documents Filed by ECF, SCG Legal Bankruptcy Blog, 2013
  • Speaker/Presenter, Nuts and Bolts of Collection Law, National Business Institute, Austin, Texas, March, 2012
  • Author, Student Loan Relief: Is Change on the Horizon, State Capital Group Bankruptcy Blog, April 11, 2012
  • Speaker, Better Bankruptcy Practice Using No or Low Cost Technology, 8th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Practice; University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 2012
  • Speaker/Panelist, Project You! Finding Focus in Your Practice, Texas Women Lawyers, 2011
  • Author and Moderator, Law and Practice Skills: Preparing Witnesses for a 341 Meeting and Motion to Extend Stay, 7th Annual University of Texas School of Law Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Galveston, TX, 2011
  • Speaker, Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives, State Capital Group Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2011
  • Author and Speaker, Alternatives to Bankruptcy, State Capital Group Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 2011
  • Speaker/Author, On the Home Front: Recent Caselaw on Texas Homesteads, 5th Annual UT Law School Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, 2009
  • Speaker, Chapter 7 Panel, Annual Farm, Ranch and Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, 2009
  • Author, Prepared bankruptcy section of task force guide for volunteer lawyers for Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees, State Bar of Texas Hurricane Katrina/Rita Task Force, 2005
  • Author, Deirdre Carey Brown, Acting Out
  • Editorial Board, State Capital Law Group Bankruptcy Blog
  • Speaker, “Moneywise,” State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section class for high school students, presented at local high schools, 2007
  • Co-author/Speaker, “Intersection of Bankruptcy Law and Personal Injury Claims,” 5th Annual UT Texas Law School Consumer Bankruptcy Practice Seminar, Galveston, Texas, August 2009
  • Speaker, Chapter 7 Panel, 25th Annual Farm, Ranch and Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute, Lubbock, Texas, October 2009
  • Co-author/Speaker, “The Changing Landscape of Real Estate Issues in Bankruptcy,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Strategies Course, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 2009
  • Author, “Connecting Communities,” Forest of Friendswood Homeowners Association Newsletter, November 2010
  • Panelist, “Where Are You Now? Eight Weeks After Business Plan Boot Camp,” Texas Women Lawyers, April 2011
  • Panelist, Social Media Networking: Becoming the Trusted Advisor Online, Webinar, Texas Women Lawyers, July 2011
  • Author, Putting the “Homeowner” in Your HOA, Change Magazine, October 2010
  • Speaker/Author, Non Bankruptcy Alternatives, State Capital Group Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Educational Background:

  • ABI/St. John's Bankruptcy Mediation Training (40 hrs)
  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at University of Houston - 40 hour Mediation Training
  • Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, Social Science MDP

Industry Groups

  • Business Bankruptcy Law
  • Litigation And Collections
  • Mediation
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Office Location for Deirdre Carey Brown

5051 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-735-4196

Fax: 713-977-5395

 

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Last Updated: 3/14/2018

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